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Scottish Wheel Offset?

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Hello, can anyone help.

I purchased a 1959 Scottish which needed rebuilding. One good point was that the wheels had been rebuilt with new rims and spokes. However when I fit them to the frame the rim does not sit in the middle of the stays whether it be on the front or the rear wheel, in both cases the edge of the rim is in line with the brake hubs. I have tried putting on extra spacers to correct the error but they do not compensate and the wheels still sits off centre of the stays.

I believe when the wheels were rebuilt the off set was wrong? Can anyone advise what the off set should be, and or suggest where I might find this information?

Thanks in advance.

Nige

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I rebuilt my 59 Scottish wheels but did not make any note about offset-I just built em with new spokes that were exact copies of the rusty originals. They are way harder to build than bicycle wheels as the rim must be in the right position-it's hard to elaborate on this suffice to say that you'll know if you've laced it up wrong. Probably best to search the web for more specific instructions. This will save a huge amount of time. I wasted half a day messing about until I got it right.

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If you have a dishing tool then simply dish the wheel with the spacers in place that are to be used when its fitted. It'll be perfect every time. :popcorn:

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